Spooky Halloween Cocktail by Cayla Atha of Savvy Spoon

This year, Halloween is going to be less of a community affair, and more of a single household celebration. Keeping Halloween at home is a great opportunity to promote the health and safety of your family and close friends, while also having the chance to get creative with the festivities.

Cayla Atha

After a long night of entertaining and hosting your costumed little monsters, the adults of the party are going to want to sit down and unwind. See what kind of screaming surprises are in store for you when you whip up a batch of Cayla Atha’s special, Beetlejuice Margarita for you and your best Ghouls.

You’ll be thrilled to learn that you can even put your fresh fall beet harvest to perfect use!

The Thrills of The Savvy Spoon

Cayla Atha is the fantastic founder of one of our favorite health, wellness, and cooking blogs, The Savvy Spoon. Cayla is responsible for bringing you this delicious and fun recipe – we hope to see you cook it up in your cauldron for a night of scary-good fun.

Like us here at Gardenuity, Cayla believes that taking time to prioritize your joy and to fulfill your needs is imperative to leading a full, healthy life. “You time is very important,” Atha states. We agree; take some time to have fun with your friends, and unwind while enjoying Cayla’s frightfully delicious Beetlejuice Margarita Recipe. 

Cayla’s Beetlejuice Margarita

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: Garden-Inspired CocktailsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This incredible cocktail recipe comes from Cayla Atha from Savvy Spoon. We love that it includes fresh juice while keeping a powerful kick.


  • 2 oz. Casamigos blanco tequila or similar

  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier or orange liquor

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

  • 1/4 cup fresh beet juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

  • 1 small pinch of Himalayan sea salt or Maldon flakes

  • 4 thin slices of jalapeño

  • Orange slices for garnish

  • Cocktail shaker

  • Strainer

  • Cauldron & ladle for serving (optional)

  • Chilled glasses


  • Place all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake your mixture vigorously for about thirty seconds 
  • Using your strainer, pour into chilled cocktail glasses over ice 
  • Garnish cocktails with jalapeño and orange slices!
  • Enjoy!

This recipe is a fantastic way to use up your blood-red beet harvest. Pair the earthy flavor of your beets with some bright citrus fruits and Casamigos Tequila, and you’ll have a match made in heaven.

Spice Up Your Life

If you’re looking for a cocktail that packs some heat, try muddling extra sliced jalapeños in your cocktail shaker before you add in the rest of the ingredients. If you really want to be on fire, consider adding a sprinkle of cayenne around the rim of your glasses.

You’ll also want to serve up some delightful snacks with this incredible cocktail. We always find that spice compliments spice; try whipping up some homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes and your late-fall garlic harvest. There’s nothing like finger foods, or “horrors devours”, to fit the theme of a Halloween Soirée!

If you’re loving this spicy cocktail creation, don’t forget to take a look at The Savvy Spoon to find more of Cayla’s innovative ideas and recipes.